Tempus fugit

Tempus fugit is a Latin phrase, usually translated into English as "time flies". The expression comes from line 284 of book 3 of Virgil's Georgics,[1] where it appears as fugit inreparabile tempus: "it escapes, irretrievable time". The phrase is used in both its Latin and English forms as a proverb that "time's a-wasting". Tempus fugit, however, is typically employed as an admonition against sloth and procrastination (cf. carpe diem) rather than a motto in favor of licentiousness (cf. "gather ye rosebuds while ye may"); the English form is often merely descriptive: "time flies like the wind", "time flies when you're having fun".

The phrase's full appearance in the Georgics is:

Omne adeo genus in terris hominumque ferarumque Thus every Creature , and of every Kind ,
The secret Joys of sweet Coition find :
Not only Man's Imperial Race ; . . .
Nay, every race on earth of men, and beasts,
et genus aequoreum, pecudes pictaeque volucres,             . . . but they
That wing the liquid Air ; or swim the Sea ,
Or haunt the Desart , . . .
And ocean-folk, and flocks, and painted birds,
in furias ignemque ruunt: amor omnibus idem. ...             . . . rush into the flame :
For Love is Lord of all ; and is in all the same .
Rush to the raging fire: love sways them all.
Sed fugit interea, fugit inreparabile tempus, But time is lost , which never will renew , Fast flies meanwhile the irreparable hour,
singula dum capti circumvectamur amore. While we too far the pleasing Path pursue ;
Surveying Nature , with too nice a view .
As point to point our charmed round we trace.

The phrase is a common motto, particularly on sundials and clocks.

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A winged hourglass representing time flying, designed for gravestones and monuments
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An example of the phrase as a sundial motto in Redu, Belgium.

See also


  1. ^ a b Vergilius Maro, Publius. Georgicon, III. c. 29 BC. Hosted at Wikisource. (in Latin)
  2. ^ Dryden, John (trans.). The Works of Virgil: Containing His Pastorals, Georgics, and Æneis, 3rd ed., Vol. I, pp. 163–166. Jacob Tonson (London), 1709. Hosted at Google Books. Accessed 30 May 2014.
  3. ^ Rhoades, James (trans.). Bucolics, Aeneid, and Georgics of Vergil. Ginn & Co. (Boston), 1900. Hosted at MIT. Accessed 30 May 2014.

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Crème de Noyaux

Crème de Noyaux (pronounced [kʁɛm də nwajo]) is an almond-flavored crème liqueur, although it is actually made from apricot kernels or the kernels of peach or cherry pits, which provide an almond-like flavor. Both Bols and Hiram Walker produce artificially colored red versions of the liqueur (either of which contribute the pink hue to Pink Squirrel cocktails) while Noyau de Poissy from France is available in both clear (blanc) and barrel-aged amber (ambre) versions.

Historically, crème de noyaux would contain trace amounts of hydrogen cyanide, which is poisonous. Although the chemical was not normally present in a dangerous intensity, bottles of 19th-century Noyaux left for decades in the cellar would sometimes have all the cyanide float up to the top, with lethal results for the drinker of the first glass. Dorothy Sayers used this peculiarity of the old Crème de Noyaux in her short story "Bitter Almonds" (collected in In the Teeth of the Evidence, 1939).

The name comes from the French noyau: "kernel, pit, or core". It is an ingredient in the Fairbank cocktail, the Pink Squirrel cocktail and in a cocktail called Old Etonian.In 2013, Tempus Fugit Spirits recreated a 19th-century-style Crème de Noyaux — distilling both apricot and cherry pits, amongst other botanicals, and coloring the liqueur with red cochineal, as was done in the past. Care was taken to remove the trace elements of hydrogen cyanide produced in the process.

Drama (Yes album)

Drama is the tenth studio album by the English progressive rock band Yes, released on 18 August 1980 by Atlantic Records. It was their first album to feature Trevor Horn as lead vocalist and keyboardist Geoff Downes, following the departures of Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman after numerous attempts to record a new album in Paris and London had failed. Drama was recorded in a short amount of time as a tour was already booked prior to the change in personnel. It marked a departure in the band's musical direction with more accessible and aggressive songs, and featuring the use of modern keyboards and a vocoder.

Drama was released to a mostly positive critical reception, with most welcoming the band's new sound. It peaked at No. 2 in the UK and No. 18 in the US, though it became their first album since 1971 not to reach gold certification by the RIAA. "Into the Lens" was released as the album's sole single. Yes toured the album with a 1980 tour of North America and the UK, and were met with some negative reactions during the UK leg over the new line-up change. At its conclusion, Yes disbanded. The album was remastered in 2004 with previously unreleased bonus tracks, and it was performed live in its entirety for the first time in 2016.

Fallen Angel (The X-Files)

"Fallen Angel" is the tenth episode of the first season of the American science fiction television series The X-Files. It premiered on the Fox network on November 19, 1993. It was written by Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa, and directed by Larry Shaw. The episode featured the first of three guest appearances by Scott Bellis as Max Fenig, and saw Jerry Hardin reprise his role as Deep Throat. The episode helped explore the series' overarching mythology. The episode was mostly well received.

The show centers on FBI special agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson), who work on cases called X-Files, which are linked to the paranormal. When Mulder and Scully investigate a mysterious crash site, they find that the official reports of the incident may be covering up the crash of a UFO. Meanwhile, Mulder meets a ufologist who he believes may be a former abductee.

The episode introduced the UFO fanatic character Max Fenig, who would go on to be a minor recurring character. Fenig would later appear in the fourth season episodes "Tempus Fugit" and "Max". In addition, Fenig also laid the template for the introduction of The Lone Gunmen in the later first-season episode "E.B.E."


In mathematical finance, fugit is the expected (or optimal) date to exercise an American- or Bermudan option. It is useful for hedging purposes here; see Greeks (finance) and Optimal stopping#Option trading. The term was first introduced by Mark Garman in an article "Semper tempus fugit" published in 1989. The Latin term "tempus fugit" means "time flies" and Garman suggested the name because "time flies especially when you're having fun managing your book of American options".

Gran Classico Bitter

Gran Classico Bitter is an alcoholic apéritif/digestif (28% alcohol - 56 proof) created following the "Italian Bitter of Turin" recipe dating from the 1860s. This recipe, which was originally produced under the name Torino Gran Classico, had been purchased in 1925 from a Turin-based distillery by the small Swiss distillery E. Luginbühl, located near Bern.

It is made by soaking a mixture of 25 aromatic herbs and roots including wormwood, gentian, bitter orange, rhubarb, and hyssop in an alcohol/water solution in order to extract their flavors and aromas. This process is similar to that which was originally employed to make medicinal tinctures. The maceration creates a natural golden-amber color, although many other producers, such as Campari and Cynar that use Turin-style recipes dye their product carmine red. The final liquid is then filtered, reduced in alcoholic strength and sweetened with sugar before bottling.

Gran Classico Bitter is consumed straight or with ice, mixed with seltzer water or beer, and as an ingredient in cocktails, in the same fashion as other bitters or amaros. It is most frequently chosen as an alternative to Campari in the Negroni cocktail and its variations.

Gran Classico Bitter is imported into the United States, as is the brand name owned worldwide, by Tempus Fugit Spirits of Petaluma, California.

Gray Lyda

Grady (Gray) Lyda (born July 17, 1954) is an American comic book artist and writer best known for his time travel series, Tempus Fugit, in Star*Reach magazine.


An hourglass (or sandglass, sand timer, sand clock or egg timer) is a device used to measure the passage of time. It comprises two glass bulbs connected vertically by a narrow neck that allows a regulated trickle of material (historically sand) from the upper bulb to the lower one. Factors affecting the time it measured include sand quantity, sand coarseness, bulb size, and neck width. Hourglasses may be reused indefinitely by inverting the bulbs once the upper bulb is empty. Depictions of hourglasses in art survive in large numbers from antiquity to the present day, as a symbol for the passage of time. These were especially common sculpted as epitaphs on tombstones or other monuments, also in the form of the winged hourglass, a literal depiction of the well-known Latin epitaph tempus fugit ("time flies").

Jüri Kallas

Jüri Kallas (born April 20, 1967) is an Estonian science fiction expert, translator, publisher and editor.

Jüri Kallas has worked for publishers Elmatar and Fantaasia as a compiler and editor. He is currently working on handing out the Estonian Science Fiction Association award Stalker, developing the Estonian science fiction bibliography and is an active contributor for the online science-fiction magazine Reaktor. He has written afterwords for novels and collections. He has translated into Estonian texts by Vladimir Arenev, Alexander Belyaev, Kir Bulychev, Robert E. Howard, Rafał Kosik, Henry Kuttner, H. P. Lovecraft, H. L. Oldie, Viktor Pelevin, Alexandr Siletsky, Mikhail Uspensky, Ilya Varshavsky and others. In addition, Jüri Kallas has worked for different publishers, choosing and editing dozens of crime and romance novels and written forewords for them. He has also published literature criticism and his views and opinions about current political events in Estonia. He has been an editorial board member of the online magazine Algernon.

Marita Liabø

Marita Liabø (born 26 July 1971) is a Norwegian author from Førde.

She made her debut in 1999 with the novel Tempus Fugit. Brytning followed in 2000, then Han liker meg in 2001, Mafia in 2004, Under brua in 2006 and Hoppe naken in 2007. The children's book Vida Vagabond blir haimat came in 2009.In her writings, she switches between the nynorsk and bokmål language forms.

Max (The X-Files)

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Manners praised the large cast of extras used during production, concluding that they were the best he had worked with. "Max" featured scenes filmed at Vancouver International Airport and in a studio water tank, as well as using the custom-built Boeing 737 set constructed for "Tempus Fugit". Dialogue in the episode was inspired by the 1949 film The Third Man.

Mike Castro de Maria

Mike Castro de Maria is an electronic music composer from Cannes, France. He was born in Geneva in 1972 to a Galician father who had fled from Francoist Spain and a Franco-Italian mother. His street name is a combination of his origins and he decided to use it as his stage name.

At fifteen, he started on the bass, which led him to appear with different bands on the Côte d'Azur. In 1991 he formed the band "Loi 91-32", a venture that was to last more than a year.

In 1994 at the Blitz nightclub, he met Charlotte & Max, the future founders of Twiggy Records. Max, a DJ on the Riviera, introduced him to electronic music and artists such as Lady B, Scan X, Didier Sinclair, Adolphe, and Green Velvet, etc.

In 2005 Mike Castro de Maria released So sweet lounge, his first lounge and cocooning album. In 2006 he met Anne Moreau who wrote the lyrics for "Live goes". Sweet Sugar Lounge, the second work in this series, has been available since June 2007.

In December 2010, after two years of work on different tracks, the "Winter games" Single was released. This is an electronic drum & bass track.

In February 2011, he released "Tempus fugit" the first opus of the Ultrasonique series.

Pure Getz

Pure Getz is an album by saxophonist Stan Getz which was recorded in New York City and San Francisco in 1982 and released on the Concord Jazz label.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003 TV series, season 7)

The seventh season of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, titled Back to the Sewer, aired on Saturday mornings on the CW4Kids on CW Network in 2008-2009. With this season, the show moved from Fox's 4Kids TV lineup to the CW. The season began with the episode "Tempus Fugit" which aired on September 13, 2008. It is followed by the TV special Turtles Forever.

Tempus Fugit (The X-Files)

"Tempus Fugit" is the seventeenth episode of the fourth season of the American science fiction television series The X-Files. It premiered on the Fox network on March 16, 1997. It was directed by Rob Bowman, and written by Frank Spotnitz and series creator Chris Carter. "Tempus Fugit" featured guest appearances by Joe Spano, Tom O'Brien and Brendan Beiser, and saw the return of Scott Bellis as alien abductee Max Fenig. The episode helped to explore the overarching mythology, or fictional history of The X-Files. "Tempus Fugit" earned a Nielsen household rating of 11.9, being watched by 18.85 million people in its initial broadcast. The title translates from Latin as "time flies."

The show centers on FBI special agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) who work on cases linked to the paranormal, called X-Files. In the episode, Max Fenig—an old acquaintance of Mulder—is found dead following an airplane crash, which Mulder believes to have been caused by a UFO attempting to abduct Fenig. "Tempus Fugit" is a two-part episode, with the plot continuing in the next episode, "Max".

"Tempus Fugit" was conceived when the series' special effects supervisor Dave Gauthier constructed an elaborate rig capable of simulating a crashing airplane. Carter and Spotnitz expanded upon the idea of a crash to bring back the character of Fenig, who had last been seen in season one's "Fallen Angel". "Tempus Fugit" received mixed to positive critical reception, and earned the production crew two Emmy Award nominations, including a win for Outstanding Sound Editing For A Series.

Tempus Fugue-it

"Tempus Fugue-it" (also known as "Tempus Fugit") is a 1949 jazz composition by jazz pianist Bud Powell. It has been recorded by Powell, Miles Davis and many others.Not actually a fugue, its title is a pun on the Latin phrase tempus fugit, meaning "time flies", a reflection of the speed at which it is played.

Tempus fugit (disambiguation)

Tempus fugit is a Latin expression meaning "time flees". It may also refer to:

"Tempus Fugit" aka "Tempus Fugue-it," a jazz composition by pianist Bud Powell

"Tempus Fugit," a song by progressive rock band Yes from their 1980 album Drama.

"Tempus Fugit" (The X-Files), an episode in season four of the American TV series, The X-Files

"Tempus Fugit" (2003 film), a 2003 film by Enric FolchSee alsoTime Flies (disambiguation)

The End Mills

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The Very Best of Bananarama

The Very Best of Bananarama is one of several greatest hits collections by English girl group Bananarama.

Released by Warner Music Group, parent company of Bananarama's label London Records, this set is the "official" hits package released to celebrate the group's twentieth anniversary. Hits included here span their history from 1981 to 1993. It reached #43 on the UK Albums Chart.

This compilation features the "single" versions of the songs. Various tracks had been edited or remixed from their original album versions for their releases as singles and in the case of "I Want You Back" and "Nathan Jones", the vocals were re-recorded after original member Siobhan Fahey had left the group and been replaced by Jacquie O'Sullivan. "Nathan Jones" was also included on the Rain Man soundtrack as well as their Greatest Hits Collection.

A limited edition of The Very Best of Bananarama, released in 2002, contained a second disc of remixes and replaced the "Tempus Fugit megamix" for the Miami mix of "I Heard a Rumour".

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